What is Furosemido (Furosemide) used for?
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Furosemido (Furosemide) is an oral diuretic medication used to treat oedema caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or kidney problems. It operates by preventing sodium absorption in the body to draw out excess water to be eliminated through urination reducing swelling caused by this condition. Your doctor may also use it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Furosemido (Furosemide)?
Always use Furosemido (Furosemide) according to your doctor`s directions to get the best effects from treatment. It is normally taken once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on your weight, age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these doses whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They can be taken with or without food, but a meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Never split or crush the tablets to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Always ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Furosemido (Furosemide)?
Side effects that may occur while using Furosemido (Furosemide) include:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are sensitive skin, easier bruising, easier bleeding, low calcium levels, low potassium levels, severe stomach pain, severe skin reaction, intense headaches, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your regimen such as lower doses or reduced frequency of administration.
Furosemido (Furosemide) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, allergic to sulphonamide medications, or who have hypovolaemia, dehydration, hepatic encephalopathy, low sodium levels, low potassium levels, or kidney failure. Also disclose if you are elderly or have gout, urinary retention, an enlarged prostate, diabetes, hypotension, low amounts of protein in the blood, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Furosemido (Furosemide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Furosemido (Furosemide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.